The DIY Junkyard E-BMX Friction Drive

I have seen youtube videos on a regular basis that show an old cordless drill being used as a drive-motor for a small bicycle. I’ve

What’s inside an 18650 cell? And why its important

There has been a boom in ebike builders making their own battery packs out of the popular 18650-format cells (18mm diameter, 65mm long), and I

Build Report:  Cannondale Hooligan with BBSO2

I am Eric and I am the editor of electricbike.com. For the last few years I have been fairly silent and have not contributed content

Lost Sierra Electric Bike Festival 2017, and EcoBikeAdventures.com

EcoBikeAdventures.com hosts rides in the mountains of central California, and they sponsored a fantastic annual event called the “Lost Sierra Electric Bike Festival”. When the

My INSANE 3300 Watt, 84 Volt, ERT-Kitted BBSHD Mongoose

One thing I can tell you for sure about the ERT External Sinewave Controller Kit: don’t take it through airport security. ______________________________ by Patrick M.

Custom Build Gallery, Richards’ Tango QS

This Ruff Cycle “Tango” framed Cruiser has a simple drive system, but…it is the style and accessory choices that the owner made…which make it such

Parenting Tip #42: Electric Bikes Are Good For The Family

While selling my old e-bike build on Craigslist I had a very nice mother contact me looking for more information on my ebike and on

The New 21700 format Lithium Cells in 2017

High-capacity packs using 18650-format cells have become popular, and we will have some interesting options soon with the new 21700 cells that are just now

Custom Build Gallery, Patrick’s RC mid drive

Patrick is a university engineering student from the Netherlands. Seven years ago (in 2010) he began posting on endless-sphere, asking questions, and building up custom ebikes…with

Specialized Turbo Vado-S

Normally, I wouldn’t care much about a turn-key ebike that uses only 350W, but…the Specialized Turbo Vado-S shows that the E-division of one of the

Tangent Ascent 6000 watt Review- The Ultimate Mid-Drive

Editor note:  There are a lot of exciting mid drives on the market…and some of us are ballsy enough to ride them and write about

Sondors Fold, a 20-inch wheel E-fatbike

Sondors has announced that they are coming put with a new aluminum-frame model, and this one not only has fat tires on a smaller 20-inch

Using cordless tool batteries for an ebike

If…the idea of using cordless tool batteries to power an ebike has ever crossed your mind? You are not alone. After some research, I found

An introduction to lithium 18650 batteries

The development of electrical transport, from skateboards and scooters to buses and trucks, has been an evolution of battery power. We’ve been able to store

TV show “Ellen” gives away a Haibike

The TV show Ellen gave away a Haibike. Ellen DeGeneres also encouraged her huge viewer base to consider one too, saying that she personally rides

Maxwell Cycles 2017 NAHBS X01 Ebike

Maxwell Cycles from Petaluma (in Northern California) presented a beautiful ebike at the 2017 NAHBS, and it is an interesting example of using a hubmotor